I am an adventure-loving author with interests in science and literary fiction.
I discovered I wanted to be an author when I was eleven years old. It took more than a few years to get there, and on the way I followed the great Harlan Ellison’s advice and worked in all kinds of jobs, meeting all kinds of people.
I have a university degree in English Literature, and concentrated on novel studies. In publishing, I have worked as a legal editor and an author’s representative.
I have very eclectic interests in books and read a lot of non-fiction. I’ve been reading National Geographic, usually cover-to-cover, since I was ten. A lot of my ideas are inspired by its articles.
In university, some of the authors I admired most were Leo Tolstoy, Kurt Vonnegut, Mary Shelley, the Brontes, Jane Austen, and Charles Dickens.
I had a fantastic English teacher in high school who exposed us to all kinds of writing, from William Wordsworth to Ray Bradbury. I remember being blown away by 1984, Brave New World, The Martian Chronicles, and The Midwich Cuckoos. I’ve been drawn to “the fiction of ideas” ever since.
I’m married, and live with my husband and overgrown offspring in Ontario, Canada.